During the state visit of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev to Greece that was held on June 15-17, the First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Elpida Oncology Hospital for Children on June 15, where she had a conversation with the President of the Elpida Foundation for Children with Cancer Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyannis and the hospital staff. The First Lady of Azerbaijan was awarded with an honorary plaque of Elpida.
On the same day Mrs. Aliyeva visited the Acropolis Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art accompanied by Mrs. Georgia Samaras as a part of her official program, where she acquainted with the historical exhibits.
On the evening of June 15, Mrs. M. Aliyeva participated in the opening ceremony of the 54th international session of junior participants of the International Olympic Academy on the hill Pnyx, where the First Lady was honored by the President of the International Olympic Academy Mr. Isidoros Kouvelos with the Olympic Excellence award for popularizing Olympic values and supporting the International Olympic Academy. During the ceremony the President of the Olympic Committee of Greece Mr. Spiros Kapralos reminded that Azerbaijan will be hosting the first European Games and the Operating Committee created in this respect is chaired by Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva.